Ross Procedure the Right Choice for Active Patient With Aortic StenosisA 52-year-old man with severe aortic stenosis chose to undergo a Ross procedure at UCSF during which surgeons replaced his diseased aortic valve with his own pulmonary valve. He was discharged within a week and is recovering well.
Structural Heart Disease Expert Leads UCSF Interventional Cardiology ProgramSammy Elmariah, MD, MPH, has joined UCSF as chief of the Interventional Cardiology Program and medical director of the cardiac catheterization lab.
Cardiogenic Shock Patient Transfer GuideCardiogenic Shock Patient Transfer Guide
UCSF Health Transfer Center Intake WorkflowUCSF Health Transfer Center Intake Workflow
UCSF Researchers Develop Prediction Model of Aortic AneurysmAscending thoracic aortic disease is an important cause of sudden death in the U.S., yet most aortic aneurysms are identified incidentally.
Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center Physician Pocket CardReferral guide and contact information for advanced heart failure specialists at UCSF.
UCSF Sheds Light on the Reasons Behind Sex Differences in MyocarditisThis study suggests mechanisms behind why myocarditis associated with cancer immunotherapies may occur more frequently in female patients.
Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care CenterThe Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center (AHF CCC) at UCSF offers coordinated and comprehensive care for heart failure patients.
Quality Improvement Yields Better-Than-Expected Mortality Rates at UCSFAt the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center, the adult inpatient mortality rates are better than expected across all services. These positive outcomes are driven by the team’s structured approach to quality improvement.
Physical Activity May Still Not Match Pre-Covid 19 Pandemic LevelsStep counts—a measure of physical activity—were markedly lower early in the COVID-19 pandemic than pre-pandemic and remained lower, on average, in the two years following the onset of the global pandemic.
Prominent Cardiac Surgeons Join UCSF’s Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care CenterUC San Francisco’s Cardiovascular team is welcoming two highly regarded cardiac surgeons to its renowned program. The specialists will join the newly formed Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center (AHF CCC).
Airway Stenosis Study Focuses on Optimizing Patient OutcomesUCSF researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at two other tertiary medical centers, determined that patients with multilevel airway stenosis (MLAS) have lower tracheostomy decannulation rates and require more surgeries than patients with posterior glottic stenosis (PGS).
Research Leads to New Myocarditis Diagnostic and Treatment StrategiesResearch conducted by Javid Moslehi, MD, chief of the UCSF Cardio-Oncology and Immunology Program, has led to the discovery of a new form of myocarditis caused by immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI).
Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia ProgramThe UCSF Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service is known worldwide for expert evaluation and treatment of patients with a variety of heart rhythm disorders.
Best Practices for Implementing Virtual and Hybrid Cardiac Rehabilitation ProgramsIn a new study, UCSF researchers found that patients participating in either virtual or hybrid cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs showed similar improvements in functional capacity to those of in-person CR program participants. Hybrid programs combine in-person and virtual delivery.
Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation Produces Similar Results as In-Person TreatmentUCSF Study Shows Potential Benefit of Expanding Availability for Patients Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) reduces hospitalization and mortality and improves quality of life for patients with cardiovascular disease. Despite its benefits, only 24 percent of eligible patients in the U.S. participate in CR due to financial and logistical barriers.
A Referral Guide for Physicians - UCSF Heart and Vascular CenterThe UCSF Heart and Vascular Center is home to a world-class team of cardiologists, heart surgeons, vascular surgeons, transplant surgeons and other specialists, all working collaboratively to provide the highest-quality care for patients.
UCSF Earns AHA Award for Improving Quality of Care for STEMI PatientsUC San Francisco has earned the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Silver Plus Receiving Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures in treating patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
Clinical Advance - Minimally Invasive Cardiac SurgeryUCSF Health is a major referral and destination center for minimally invasive cardiac surgery, featuring high volumes, extensive experience and quality outcomes.
UCSF Precision Investigation of Sudden Cardiac Deaths Reveals Diverse Underlying CausesForty percent of deaths attributed to cardiac arrest are not sudden or unexpected, and nearly half the remainder are not due to lethal arrhythmias, according to a landmark study by researchers at UC San Francisco and the City and County of San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Peripheral Artery Disease: Early Intervention, Limb Preservation and Clinical Trials at UCSFSeptember is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. More than 200 million people worldwide are living with PAD, including more than 20 percent of people age 65 and older.
High-quality Patient Outcomes With Minimally Invasive Cardiac SurgeryRapidly emerging innovations are transforming the management of structural heart disease. The UC San Francisco Cardiac Surgery Program is on the forefront of these advances, including the latest minimally invasive techniques.
Cardiac Surgery ProgramThe UCSF Cardiac Surgery Program is committed to surgical excellence, world-class patient care, pioneering research and education.
UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for PhysiciansOur web portal allows referring physicians to securely access their patients’ entire electronic health record, make online referral requests and communicate with our physicians directly and securely.